# Longitude Latitude Presentation

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Longitude Latitude Presentation
Ms. Shappley 4th grade Social Studies

Directions Students will be able to use the information gained from this PowerPoint to label the important areas of the world based on longitude and latitude. Map will be pasted into their notebooks for future review. Students will be able to answer quiz questions accurately.

Latitude and Longitude
The earth is divided into lots of lines called latitude and longitude.

Singing Longitude Longitude:
“It's a LONG, LONG way from pole to pole, pole to pole, pole to pole It's a LONG, LONG way from pole to pole, so we call those LONGITUDES.”

Lines Longitude lines run north and south.
Latitude lines run east and west. The lines measure distances in degrees. Latitude Longitude

Where is 0 degree? Equator The equator is 0 degree latitude.
It is an imaginary belt that runs halfway point between the North Pole and the South Pole. Equator

P R I M E D A N Where is 0 degree? The prime meridian is 0 degrees longitude. This imaginary line runs through the United Kingdom, France, Spain, western Africa, and Antarctica.

Prime Meridian This imaginary line separates the East and the West side of the Earth zero degree (0°) longitude All lines west of the Prime Meridian are labeled W for west and all lines that are east are labeled E.

Hemispheres By using the equator and prime meridian, we can divide the world into four hemispheres, north, south, east, and west.

Arctic Circle The arctic circle is an imaginary line which marks where once a year there is 1 sunlit day degrees North.

Antarctic Circle The antarctic circle is an imaginary line which marks where there is one whole day during which the sun does not set, and one whole day in which the sun does not rise Degrees South.

North Pole The North Pole is the northern point on Earth Temperature
at the North Pole is 0°F North Pole

South Pole The South Pole is the southern point on Earth Temperature
at the South Pole is - 60°F South Pole

Tropic of Cancer This parallel line marks the farthest point north at which the sun can be seen directly overhead at noon

Tropic of Capricorn This parallel line marks the farthest point south at which the sun can be seen directly overhead at noon

The part of the earth above the equator is called what?
Northern Hemisphere The part of the earth above the equator is called what? The northern hemisphere half of Earth that is above the equator. Contains more land and less ocean Equator

The part of the earth below the equator is called what?
Southern Hemisphere The part of the earth below the equator is called what? The southern hemisphere is the half of Earth that is below the equator. Contains more ocean and less land Less pollution Equator

Major lines of latitude
North Pole Arctic Circle Tropic of Cancer Equator Tropic of Capricorn Antarctic Circle South Pole

Globe Says (Simon Says)
Body parts represent the major lines of latitude Top of head – North Pole Ears – Arctic Circle Shoulders – Tropic of Cancer Waist – Equator Knees – Tropic of Capricorn Shins – Antarctic Circle Toes – South Pole